Please use NU Library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system to request non-NU owned materials and for all article and book chapter delivery requests  (both NU and non-NU owned).
This ILL system requires first-time users to CREATE AN ACCOUNT .
Patrons may place ILL requests, check the status of requests, view electronic articles when they arrive, or renew ILL materials all within this single system. Pritzke r and Galter  patrons will be able to use this system in the future.
ILL services are provided at no fee to the user for current students, staff, faculty (current and emeriti), domestic partners of faculty and staff, and visiting scholars with valid Northwestern University WildCARDs and NetIDs. Alumni and guest borrowers may only place intercampus loan requests for items available at the Evanston campus libraries. Students not currently registered may not place ILL requests.
University Library Interlibrary Loan User and Staff Rights and Responsibilities 
Tips for ILL:
ILL Loan Period and Renewals
Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if,in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.